Athens County Confirms 33 New COVID-19 Cases For Feb. 1

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ATHENS, Ohio (WOUB) — Athens County has now had 4,060 total cases of COVID-19 since the beginning of the pandemic after 33 were reported Monday.

The Ohio Department of Health confirmed the new cases on Feb. 1, 2021.

Analysis of ODH data indicates 18 involved people aged 20-29, six involved people aged 0-19, three involved people aged 30-39, two involved people aged 40-49, two involved people aged 60-69, one involved a person aged 50-59 and one involved a person aged 80+.

An additional case involving a person in their 50s required hospitalization. According to the data, 155 people in Athens County have been hospitalized due to complications related to this coronavirus since the start of the pandemic.

There are 561 known active cases in the county as of Monday and 3,490 recovered cases, according to the Athens City-County Health Department.

The health department also reported 1,726 doses of COVID-19 vaccine have been allocated and administered through their partnership with OhioHealth at Ohio University’s Heritage Hall as of Monday.

The Athens City-County Health Department will be providing the second dose of the vaccine to Phase 1A individuals on Thursday, Feb. 4, and will be vaccinating more than 1,100 educators at a vaccine event at Heritage Hall on Friday, February 5.

The health department said people who are at least 70 years of age can schedule their COVID-19 vaccine this week with other COVID-19 vaccine providers such as Shrivers, Kroger, and Hopewell Health Centers. Community members who have a congenital disability will be invited to receive vaccine starting February 15.

Anyone experiencing respiratory symptoms is asked to call their primary care physician, urgent care, or emergency department before arriving for care to let them know that they believe they are experiencing symptoms related to COVID-19 virus.

An age breakdown of Athens Co. COVID-19 cases for Feb. 1, 2021.
An age breakdown of Athens Co. COVID-19 cases for Feb. 1, 2021. [ODH]
Monday at 2 p.m., the Ohio Department of Health announced 899,079 confirmed and probable cases of COVID-19 statewide after 3,287 cases were reported in the last 24 hours. There have been 46,438 hospitalizations and 11,230 reported deaths since the start of the pandemic.

ODH makes the following recommendations to protect yourself from illness:

  • Wash hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds; dry hands with a clean towel or air dry hands.
  • Use alcohol-based hand sanitizer when soap and water are unavailable.
  • Cover your mouth with a tissue or sleeve when sneezing or coughing. Avoid touching your eyes, nose, or mouth with unwashed hands.
  • Stay home when you are sick.
  • Avoid contact with people who are sick.

Ohio’s coronavirus call center is open to answer questions from 8 a.m. to 9 p.m. daily. The hotline number is 1-833-4-ASK-ODH or 1-833-427-5634. More information is available at

Statewide coronavirus numbers for Feb. 1, 2021.